“All In” Tour sells out in major markets including Houston, Baltimore, and Naples
Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2017) – Four-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew West dropped his newest album on Friday, Sept. 22. Since its release, All In has impacted multiple Billboard Charts, securing the No. 2 position on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, while also charting at No. 16 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Top Albums chart, securing a spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The 14-track release includes West’s hit single, “Broken Things,” which quickly became a radio favorite, and is currently at No. 2 on Christian Airplay and AC Indicator charts.
Matthew West with wife Emily (photo credit: Ed Rode)
The success of the album comes shortly after West received his second award for ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of the Year. He also earned three ASCAP most-performed song awards for his own chart-topping single, “Mended,” as well as “One Step Away,” recorded by Casting Crowns and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again,” recorded by Danny Gokey. A tenured songwriter, West has over 100 songwriting credits to his name for artists in multiple genres. CCM Magazine praises West’s latest effort, describing it as “from one of the best artists around who can deliver the most rhythmic and catchiest of melodies and hooks, Matthew West truly has gone all in for this latest LP.”
His headlining “All In” Tour began its nationwide trek with a sold-out show in Houston and has continued the trend, selling out major markets including Baltimore, MD and Naples, FL. The 30+ city tour, which also features Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award winner for New Artist of the Year (2016) Jordan Feliz and special guest Leanna Crawford, will travel throughout the Midwest, North, South and Southeast. For the latest tour schedule, visit www.MatthewWest.com.
About Matthew West: Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others, and number one cuts by Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey. Selling more than 1.6 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: All In (2017), Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008), History (2005) and Happy (2003).
Well known for communicating stories through song, Matthew West has received thousands of stories from around the world. His studio album, Live Forever (2015), continued that storytelling theme and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. He has obtained numerous No. 1 singles, most recently with “Grace Wins,” while achieving a record-setting No. 1 for 17 straight weeks at radio with “Hello, My Name Is” and “The Motions” for 15 weeks.
Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One, and his newest release, Hello My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, so along with his father Pastor Joe West he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information.